Monday, 17 November 2008

The Coffin Factory

I believe everything in a book has a purpose even if you don't understand what that purpose is at the beginning. I just discovered why my theatre is located next door to a coffin factory - cool!

Current Word Count:

Theatre of Curious Acts - NaNoWriMo
39,140 / 50,000 (78.28%)

17 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Nice...that's about as sinister a set-up as could be imagined.

It's almost like the realtor planned it that way...(Bill's n' Bubba's Realtors: "We're the Red Coat Guys!")

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's as if the book knows what it should be before you do.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Best description I've heard is that it's like uncovering a fossil...you find a toe bone sticking up out of the ground, and the author's job is to get out the shovels and trowels and brushes and Q-tips and uncover the rest.

Erik Smetana said...

Discovering spandrels in your work is always fun.

Rich said...

Sounds cool. Maybe this will be the one! I know a lot of people cracking into NaNoWriMo and I'm jealous -big time. I had an idea for a 20k novella, but as usual time ran away with me.

Cheers
Rich

Aaron Polson said...

Ah, setting...very nice. Also cleaning house on the word count.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Dude, I am so asking Ying what kind of feng shui that is : )

PS: Don't live across from a church.

Brenda said...

Sounds interesting...Great job with NaNo...

Jamie Eyberg said...

You are so kicking butt right now. I love the set up. (done a lot of work on funeral homes but have never worked at a coffin factory)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Good news! It means you'll make money : )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Erik - It makes you feel all clever. :)

Rich - It seems to be a good year this year.

Aaron - we're nearly there!!!

Natalie, I think my feng shui is already all out of synch. & LOL!

Cheers, Brenda.

Yep Jamie, my first time in a coffin factory too.

Kim Kasch said...

You are cruising. Over 78%!!!

I'm amazed.

Laura Anderson said...

I'm finding similar things happening in my efforts, and it's fantastic. Brilliant word count too!

Barry Napier said...

Awesome to see that you're so close to the finish line!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ditto, Kim. I didn't expect to get to 50%.

Laura, our genius is beginning to shine ;)

Barry - And worrying I'm about to run out of plot. :cripes:

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, awesome! I can't imagine a better detail!

And you've outstripped my word count again, I see, and here I was all proud of myself. Darn it, slow down! :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

And my plot is running very, very thin. :)